This paper will examine Heidegger's conditions for Dasein (human being) discovering its authenticity through acting (in the world) in such a way as to create meaning for itself through its relation to the world and to others. (I will follow Heidegger's convention of using the third person singular neuter pronoun form when referring to Dasein.). Next we will consider three modes of þfallennessþ that prevent Dasein from realizing a meaningful relationship to itself and to the world and how the World-Wide Web (Web) contributes to these conditions. Finally, four principles for authentic being with the Web are proposed and discussed
Cass, Kimberly, "The World-Wide Web's Shadow of Opportunity: A Heideggerian Perspective of Authenticity in the Information Age" (1997). AMCIS 1997 Proceedings. 307.